Monday, May 25, 2020


Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
ISBN: 979-86-00229-981-5
Christian Medical Suspense
Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
180 pages
$12.99  U.S. paperback


The box contained a cell phone, which rang as soon as she opened the package. A voice that called Dr. Kathy Hoover by name said that her husband had been kidnapped. To get him back she would have to poison one of her patients.

At first, she didn’t believe that her husband had been taken from the conference he was attending, but soon she discovered that the kidnappers really had Darren. If she wanted to see him again, she had to give medication that would murder Kelton Rush, former Vice-President. What was she to do? How would she handle this critical decision?

Steve's thoughts:

So much of life depends upon simple decisions.  What if I hadn’t .  . .

What if I had?

Dr.’s Kathy and Darren Hoover are about to experience this principle in the truest sense of the word. 

A former E.R. physician, Dr. Kathy Hoover felt that she’d exchanged the stress of the emergency room for a more wholesome work environment.  Married to Darren, a mathematician and professor, theirs was an idyllyic life that should have been the envy of any couple.

Then the door bell rang.

Now, Kathy has to come to grips with two horrific facts:  1)  Her husband Darren has been kidnapped, and will be killed if Kathy doesn’t do as she is told.  2)  She is being told to violate the medical oath that she swore to uphold upon being conferred the degree, Doctor of Medicine.

Now, it seems that every decision she has to make is a Critical Decision.

Writing with seasoned skill, Dr. Richard Mabry creates strong characters and places them in memorable settings, allowing the suspense to stir the pot until the final result is a well-crafted novella that is seasoned with just the right amount of faith, love and hope to keep the reader savoring the finished product long after the last page has been turned.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my open and honest review.

1 comment:

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks for these kind words.

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